Three Country Swiss Steak

Today's recipe comes from Thrifty Main Dishes- Budget-Wise Dinners That Are Winners, copyright 1979. I picked this one because it is actually different from most of the budget recipes I see. Most of them are the same thing really. Just different names and slightly different ingredients. Of course with today's prices this is not a budget dish anymore.

Three Country Swiss steak

2 1/2 pounds chuck steak, 3/4 inch thick

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon curry powder

one 10 3/4 ounce can tomato soup

1/2 cup red wine, or beef broth

one 16-ounce can Chinese vegetables, rinsed and drained

Wipe steak well with damp paper towels. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; add steak and saute quickly to brown., about 2 minutes per side. Remove steak and set aside.

Add onion and garlic to dripping in skillet; saute until tender about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in curry and cook 1 minute longer. Add tomato soup and red wine; stir well. Stir in vegetables. Place steak on top of vegetables. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 30 to 45 minutes or until meat is tender.

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